Blog

Jul 24 15

For some time now, the ABP has been working on improvements to Maintenance of Certification (MOC) that will make the activities more relevant and better...

Jun 30 15

In my last blog entry, I addressed the intense debate about certification -- particularly the requirements for Maintenance of Certification (MOC). I outlined commitments from...

Feb 25 15

The ABP’s Mission and the Current Discussion on MOC The current intense debate about the meaning of certification is important and healthy for the profession...

Nov 11 14

“I have no idea what's awaiting me, or what will happen when this all ends. For the moment I know this: there are sick people...

Oct 7 14

Almost every week, our offices in Chapel Hill are buzzing as we host meetings of test writing committees and subboards of the American Board of...

Sep 3 14

Thanks to all of you who responded to my last post about the mental health crisis among American children. Your comments confirm the impression I’ve...

Jul 11 14

As I travel around the country, I have the opportunity to meet many pediatricians who share with me information about the focus of their practice...

May 15 14

So began a tweet from the US embassy in Kabul 1:54 AM - 24 Apr 2014. Dr. Jerry Umanos, diplomate of the American Board of...

Mar 12 14

Over the past year, I have had the opportunity to hear about advances and issues facing our profession from pediatricians from all across the country...

Dec 10 13

I have a recurring nightmare: I’m a sophomore in college, taking an engineering exam on differential equations that I don’t understand at all. It’s an...

Oct 30 13

Justin Vandergrift and his wife’s lives changed abruptly in August of 2011, when they rushed their daughter Kathryn to a North Carolina pediatrician. Eleven-year-old Kathryn...

Sep 12 13

The Fateful Call “At 9:30 am last December 14, a fateful phone call interrupted the day of Newtown Connecticut pediatrician Laura Nowacki, MD, FAAP”, reported...